9:00am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: University of Minnesota
A Working Forum on Mental Health Outreach and Community-Based Support for Minnesota Farmers, Agricultural Workers, and their Families
Mental health challenges are an important public health issue in agricultural communities. The State of Minnesota has responded to these challenges through a number of task forces, help lines, and workshops. All these efforts highlight the need for embracing a broad coalition of community members to strengthen and add resilience to the mental health system in our agricultural communities.
In response to this need, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are hosting a working forum to bring stakeholders together from across the state of Minnesota to explore the impact of availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability of mental health outreach and support services in rural Minnesota.
The live video conference will feature the first half of the workshop from 9:00am – 12:30pm, including:
- Welcome and introductions by Bruce Alexander, Director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
- Presentation: It’s NOT all in your Head! Farm and rural stress factors in the here and now by Meg Moynihan, Senior Advisor on Strategy and Innovation, MN Department of Agriculture
- Panel discussion on availability, accessibility, affordability and acceptability of stress and mental health outreach and support
- Q & A Session
- Seed Grant Presentation
You will be able to submit questions in real time.